Destined for the stage, distinguished theater and television actor and dancer Marc Schoettner from Germany, was born to perform in front of crowds. In life, some of us are destined for science prestige, while others to raise a family; talent manifests itself in several different forms. In Marc Schoettner’s case, he was born to perform. Even before studying and setting foot onto the campus of any university, Schoettner trained himself in the art of acting, dancing and singing. His sheer talent garnered him his first theater engagement in 2005 in “Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden“. There his role was as a guest actor from 2005-2008 in six different musical productions. He managed to juggle this while attending high school at the same time in order to earn his diploma. At the same time, he danced professionally, including in the World Championships in Show Dance. From early on, this showed his ability to multitask as well as his strengths to accomplish what he sets his mind to. This has set him aside from others with his drive and determination to be the best.
Marc studied for one year in musical theater and then four years of classical drama at various distinguished universities.He earned his diploma in acting. Already during his studies he became the main role on the German TV series „Alles was zählt“ at Germany’s largest private free-to-air broadcaster,RTL. Produced by Grundy UFA TV Produktions GmbH“, known as one of the largest producers of industrially produced serial formats in Europe. Marc Schoettner played the popular lead character Lukas Levin, the charismatic hero, the angry young man of the new era in the TV series. Again Marc’s outstanding dance skills were called upon, since his role was as a dance student. Marc won many fans through his convincing interpretation of this role and it was the door opener for a successful, future career.
After the TV series success, Marc decided to head for the theater. He wanted to be challenged, and nothing felt better than a repertory theater. After many auditions at different theaters, Marc Schoettner got four job offers and he decided to become a new employer for the renowned Stadttheater Ingolstadt. Since 2015, he has been in various plays from contemporary literature to the classics of world literature. Every six weeks a new premiere arises, while at the same time, the other pieces are shown as well–Partly five plays in parallel.
In the spring of 2015 he trained for three months at the Susan Batson Studio in New York City with Susan Batson, herself. Susan is considered to be one of the most significant coaches in the world. While there, Marc auditioned for several casting directors and managers and shot several shorts. Along with the well-known director Ashleigh Coffelt he shot two short films in 2015. The short This Used to Be Our Dream went to screen at many film festivals including the famed Los Angeles ‘CineFest’.
In May 2016, the Creative Mind Group invited Ashleigh Coffelt to participate at the Festival de Cannes. Part of the program was to create a short film. Ashleigh’s team wrote a lead role specifically for Marc Schoettner in the short film, I For I. Completely convinced by Marc’s incredible talent they wanted to collaborate with him and invited him to Cannes Film Festival. ‘I For I’ won several awards including Best Director and Best Performance. This would not have been possible without the incredible performance Marc Schoettner gave in this film.
It takes a high level of dedication, commitment and talent to reach this level of success in such a competitive industry. Marc Schoettner possesses every one of these qualities and he is definitely making Germany proud, along the way.We cannot wait to see what he does next!